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Bus Rapid Transit: Projects Improve Transit Service and Can Contribute to Economic Development
GAO-12-811: Published: Jul 25, 2012. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 2012.
U.S. bus rapid transit (BRT) projects we reviewed include features that distinguished BRT from standard bus service and improved riders experience. However, few of the projects (5 of 20) used dedicated or semi-dedicated lanes a feature commonly associated with BRT and included in international systems to reduce travel time and attract riders. Project sponsors and planners explained tha...
Highway Projects: Some Federal and State Practices to Expedite Completion Show Promise
GAO-12-593: Published: Jun 6, 2012. Publicly Released: Jul 10, 2012.
The process to complete highway projects is complicated and lengthy due to multiple factors. Specifically, highway projects can involve many stakeholders, including agencies at all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations, and the public. These stakeholders perform a number of tasksfor major highway projects, as many as 200 steps from planning to constructionbut their level...
Federal Advisory Groups: DOT and DOE Can Take Steps to Better Assess Duplication Risk and Enhance Usefulness
GAO-12-472: Published: Mar 29, 2012. Publicly Released: Mar 29, 2012.
Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) and Department of Energy (DOE) guidance require officials to check for duplication prior to filing a charter to establish a new or renew an existing FACA advisory group. However, GAO found that DOT and DOEs processes for assessing duplication are often informal, and neither agency has specific steps identified for m...
Transportation Security Information Sharing: Results of GAO's Survey of Stakeholder Satisfaction with TSA Products and Mechanisms (GAO-12-67SP, November 2011), an E-supplement to GAO-12-44
GAO-12-67SP: Published: Nov 21, 2011. Publicly Released: Nov 21, 2011.
This e-supplement is a companion to our report entitled "Transportation Security Information Sharing: Stakeholders Generally Satisfied but TSA Could Improve Analysis, Awareness, and Accountability," GAO-12-44. Section 1203 of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 directed GAO to survey transportation stakeholders regarding the security-related information products the...
Auto Safety: NHTSA Has Options to Improve the Safety Defect Recall Process
GAO-11-603: Published: Jun 15, 2011. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 2011.
In 2010, auto manufacturers recalled more vehicles than any other year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the federal oversight authority for vehicle recalls. However, many recalled vehicles are never fixed, posing a risk to vehicle operators, other drivers, and pedestrians. After the recent recalls of Toyota vehicles, Congress raised questions about the auto...
Aviation Safety: Certification and Approval Processes Are Generally Viewed as Working Well, but Better Evaluative Information Needed to Improve Efficiency
GAO-11-14: Published: Oct 7, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 2010.
Among its responsibilities for aviation safety, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issues thousands of certificates and approvals annually. These certificates and approvals, which FAA bases on its interpretation of federal standards, indicate that such things as new aircraft, the design and production of aircraft parts and equipment, and new air operators are safe for use in the national ai...
Next Generation Air Transportation System: FAA Faces Challenges in Responding to Task Force Recommendations
GAO-10-188T: Published: Oct 28, 2009. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 2009.
On September 9, 2009, the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) Midterm Implementation Task Force (Task Force) issued its final report and recommendations. The Task Force was to reach a consensus on the operational improvements to the air transportation system that should be implemented between now and 2018. Its recommendations call for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to de...
High Speed Passenger Rail: Effectively Using Recovery Act Funds for High Speed Rail Projects
GAO-09-786T: Published: Jun 23, 2009. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 2009.
This testimony discusses the implementation of high speed intercity passenger rail projects in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the Recovery Act). The $8 billion provided by the Recovery Act for high speed and other intercity passenger rail projects has focused more attention on and generated a great deal of anticipation about the possibility of developing high speed rail system...
Transportation Security: DHS Should Address Key Challenges before Implementing the Transportation Worker Identification Credential Program
GAO-06-982: Published: Sep 29, 2006. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 2006.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is developing the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) to ensure that only workers that do not pose a terrorist threat are allowed to enter secure areas of transportation facilities. TSA completed TWIC program testing in June 2005 and is moving forward with implementing the program in the maritime sector by the end of this year. To...
Transportation Security Administration: More Clarity on the Authority of Federal Security Directors Is Needed
GAO-05-935: Published: Sep 23, 2005. Publicly Released: Oct 24, 2005.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) assigned Federal Security Directors (FSD) to oversee security, including the screening of passengers and their baggage, at the nation's more than 440 commercial airports. FSDs must work closely with stakeholders to ensure that airports are adequately protected and prepared in the event of a terrorist attack. This report addresses (1) the roles and r...